Drill Rig Operator

Website Kariba Minerals Limited

Kariba Minerals Limited is a mining company and has long been a reliable source of high-quality Amethyst for major manufacturers of gemstone related products. The company is owned 100% by ZCCM Investment Holdings. The company’s market share is estimated at over 90% of the Amethyst originating from Zambia, and we are arguably the largest single Amethyst producer in the world. Presently, the company exports its products mainly to international markets. Worldwide, it is one of the oldest mines for semi-precious stones and one of the largest sources of quality amethysts. Kariba mine is based in Mapatizya which is approximately 110km from Kalomo in the Southern Province.

The company is therefore inviting for applications from highly motivated, result oriented, qualified and experienced persons to fill the following vacancy:

DRILL RIG OPERATOR

1. KEY RESPONSIBILTIES:

1. Safe operation of the drills for blasting purposes according to the mine plan

2. Communicating regularly with other crew members to ensure that operations are proceeding as planned

3. Report all safety concerns and breakdowns observed on and around the machine

4. Report all concerns observed on the drill pattern

5. Report machine breakdowns through the established reporting procedure

6. Meet drilling meterage target per shift as scheduled

7. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor/management.

2. KNOWLEDGE/EXEPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

1. Must have a certificate of competence to operate a surface production Drill Rig that uses down the hole or top hammer

2. Should have a basic understanding of the various components of the equipment, how they work together and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise

3. Prior exposure to HFQ45 DTH Rig, will be an added advantage

4. Multitasked Fitters are encouraged to apply as they will be a great asset to the Company

5. Full Grade 12 certificate

3. KILLS AND COMPETENCES REQUIRED

1. At least 5 years’ work experience in mining operation, preferably Open Pit and the ability to work under minimum supervision or related field

2. Sober minded and easy adaptation to a new environment

3. A Hands-on person, Self-Starter and able to work under Pressure

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Mapatizya

Applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae to [email protected]. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24rd May, 2024. Please do not send scanned copies of your educational qualifications at this stage and clearly indicate the job applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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